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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    This clove-scented flower flourishes in cool weather and makes an excellent cut flower.

    Latin Name

    Matthiola incana


    Family

    Brassicaceae


    Also Known As

    Brompton Stock , Night-scented Stock , Ten Week Stock


    Type of Plant

    Annuals

    Bloom Season

    May - June


    Seasons

    Spring
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tolerances

  • Deer

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Coastal southern and western Europe


    History

    Lady Jean Skipwith grew two types of stock, which she referred to as 10 week stock and Queens stock, at Prestwould, her Virginia home.


    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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